Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Movie Moments: #26


The Castle (1997)

Synopsis:
Tow-truck driver Darryl Kerrigan (Michael Caton) is the head of a close and loving family which lives in a house on the edge of the airport, under power lines and built over toxic waste. Nonetheless to them it is home. When their home is sought to be compulsorily acquired to expand the airport, Darryl and his neighbours fight back.

Quote:
(Darry tells a meeting of the neighbours that he has made enquiries and that they can engage the local lawyer to fight the matter in court for them).
Darryl Kerrigan:   All up it’s going to cost fifteen hundred, that’s seven fifty now and seven fifty in six months’ time, so a hundred and fifty each. Now Jack, I know that you can’t do it so I’m kicking in for you.
Jack (a pensioner): Good on you Darryl, I’ll pay you back.
Darryl:   Yvonne?
Yvonne:  Yeah, fine.
Darryl:   Farouk?
Farouk:  I pay cash now (peeling off notes).
Darryl:   No, no, no, hold your horses. What is it with wogs and cash?

Trivia:
The film was shot on a limited budget of $19,000. The family was named Kerrigan so the filmmakers could borrow trucks from an actual Melbourne tow-truck company, Kerrigan's Towing.

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